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Style Stealer: Kate Bosworth’s Flouncy Floral Skirt (Under $25!)

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There’s something about a printed floral skirt that makes us smile. Seeing one signifies the advent of spring: unbuttoning our jackets, unzipping our boots, and putting our sweaters back in the “winter” drawer. With floral skirts come strappy sandals, soft T-shirts, and al fresco eating. Click through for six über-cute, affordable selections — we won’t judge you if you buy more than one!

Clip To My Shoe, My Darling

“What the #%@ is a shoe clip?” That was my reaction when a friend suggested I buy shoe clips to achieve my dream shoe vision of purple pumps with a red puffy heart on the toe (please don’t judge me). I had never heard of shoe clips before, and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone, so here’s the 411 on this accessory for your shoes. Keep reading »

Maid Of Horror: Bridesmaids Dresses That Don’t Suck

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I dread being a bridesmaid. When a close friend announces her engagement, amidst the celebration and “oohs” and “ahhs” over the ring, I am secretly praying, “God, I hope she doesn’t ask me to be a bridesmaid.” Is that totally mean? It’s not because I don’t want to be a part of my friend’s big day. On the contrary, I think being chosen as a bridesmaid is a very special and touching thing. No, my bridesmaidophobia (not a real word … YET) stems from one thing and one thing only: the atrocious bridesmaid dress.

Then, about a year ago, something happened that forced me to really examine the idea of bridesmaid dresses: I got engaged. All of a sudden, it was time to pick my bridesmaids. I knew for certain that my best gals would not be walking down the aisle in shapeless satin gowns chosen to match the chartreuse table linens. They are all beautiful women, both inside and out, and I want them to feel gorgeous and comfortable as they accompany me down the aisle on my big day.

After pouring over numerous bridal blogs and message boards, I’m happy to report that there are plenty of ways to dress your bridal party while avoiding the standard bridal shop selections. After the jump, the perfect bridesmaids’ dresses for every type of bride.

Put On Coral Lipstick For A Touch Of The Tropics

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Michael Angel (left), Derek Lam (right), and Badgley Mischka had something in common this season (besides ridiculously overpriced collections consisting of drool-worthy duds): They all sent their models down the spring runways with coral lips.

Coral is quintessentially a warm-weather hue, and it’s versatile, too. Pick a shade that’s bright and you’ll get noticed. Or, go for something a little more subdued for just a touch of color. Click through for the perfect coral lipsticks and glosses for every skin tone.

Suiting Up: 2010 Swimsuit Trends

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In a couple of weeks, I’ll be heading to sunny Las Vegas to spend a weekend with a group of my favorite lady friends. I’ve been hitting the gym religiously and slathering on the self-tanner to ensure I’ll be confident among the sweaty masses hanging by the pool. The last step in my Sin City preparation is finding a bathing suit that makes me feel chic and comfortable. Click through to see this year’s swimsuit trends.

Walk In The Nude: Our New Shoe Obsession

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The days are finally getting warmer, and with that increase in temperature comes an influx of spring and summer fashion. Floral sundresses, rompers, and sandals — we welcome you with open arms. The most recent chic ammo we’re adding to our summer arsenal? Nude shoes. Besides the fact that they literally match every single thing in your closet, they elongate your legs (hello, never-ending gams!) and easily go from day to night. Click through for some of our favorites for every budget.
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